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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858966/using-technology-to-support-data-analytics-a-chief-nursing-officer-accountability-scorecard
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Shea Polancich, Terri Poe, Natalie Hackney, Jason Williamson
Accountability for health system improvement is a requirement for nursing leadership in practice. However, to be accountable for organizational goals, nurse leaders need the tools to identify gaps in their microsystems of care. The purpose of this article was to provide a case study example of chief nursing officer (CNO) leadership in using a technology solution to develop a CNO accountability scorecard. This project highlights the HQ Essential for data analytics using an innovative technological approach to drive improvement at the front line of clinical care...
September 2017: Journal for Healthcare Quality: Official Publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715674/the-presence-of-licit-and-illicit-drugs-in-police-stations-and-their-implications-for-workplace-drug-testing
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Gregory S Doran, Ralph Deans, Carlo De Filippis, Chris Kostakis, Julia A Howitt
The presence of licit and illicit drug residues on surfaces was studied in 10 police stations and a central drug evidence store in New South Wales, Australia, with the results compared to similar surfaces in four public buildings (to establish a community baseline). The results of almost 850 workplace surface swabs were also compared to the outcome of drug analysis in urine and hair samples volunteered by police officers. Surfaces were swabbed with alcohol and the swabs were extracted and analysed by LC-MS/MS...
September 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703148/the-first-dentists-sent-to-the-western-front-during-the-first-world-war
#3
F S S Gray
At the outbreak of the First World War there was insufficient dental provision for serving military personnel. No army dental specialists were available overseas when the troops joined the British Expeditionary Force (BEF). However, the pain of toothache together with the ensuing limited mastication was debilitating and demoralising for the British soldiers. The result was that men were being withdrawn from the front for treatment at base hospitals. This was limited to extractions by medical officers, which frequently incurred unnecessary loss of dentition when restorative work would have been preferable...
June 9, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661393/botulism-in-italy-1986-to-2015
#4
Fabrizio Anniballi, Bruna Auricchio, Alfonsina Fiore, Davide Lonati, Carlo Alessandro Locatelli, Florigio Lista, Silvia Fillo, Giuseppina Mandarino, Dario De Medici
Botulism is a rare but severe neuroparalytic disease caused by botulinum toxins. Because of its high potential impact on public health, botulism is a closely monitored communicable disease in Europe. In Italy, which has one of the highest incidence rates in Europe (0.03 cases per 100,000 population), botulism is monitored through a case-based passive surveillance system: the front-line physician who diagnoses a suspected case must notify the Local Health Units immediately, and the Ministry of Health's office within 12 hours...
June 15, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601615/psychometric-analysis-and-qualitative-review%C3%A2-of-an-outpatient-radiology-specific-patient-satisfaction-survey-a-call-for-collaboration-in-validating-a-survey-instrument
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Elizabeth H Dibble, Grayson L Baird, David W Swenson, Terrance T Healey
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to perform a psychometric analysis of the constructs and reliability of an outpatient radiology-specific patient satisfaction survey and identify factors that drive patient experience so that radiology practices can improve the quality of their diagnostic imaging services. METHODS: This retrospective study examined responses to eight patient satisfaction questions from a survey originally developed by a nascent marketing team and then administered at five outpatient imaging centers from January 7, 2013, to November 11, 2015...
June 7, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422618/school-nurses-on-the-front-lines-of-medicine-connecting-the-dots-scripts-for-success-in-the-evaluation-of-pediatric-rashes
#6
Robert P Olympia
Although skin rashes may not necessarily prompt a visit to the school nurse's office, a rash associated with other systemic symptoms, such as fever, headache, difficulty swallowing or breathing, weakness, or abdominal pain, may cause a child to visit your office. This article describes the initial assessment and management of skin rashes in children and adolescents and delineates reasons that may prompt the school nurse to transfer a student with a rash to a local emergency department.
May 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404613/risk-factors-of-non-specific-neck-pain-and-low-back-pain-in-computer-using-office-workers-in-china-a-cross-sectional-study
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Sunyue Ye, Qinglei Jing, Chen Wei, Jie Lu
OBJECTIVES: Several studies have found that inappropriate workstations are associated with musculoskeletal disorders. The present cross-sectional study aimed to identify the risk factors of non-specific neck pain (NP) and low back pain (LBP) among computer-using workers. DESIGN: Observational study with a cross-sectional sample. SETTING: This study surveyed 15 companies in Zhejiang province, China. PARTICIPANTS: After excluding participants with missing variables, 417 office workers, including 163 men and 254 women, were analyzed...
April 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395854/using-the-microsoft-kinect%C3%A2-to-assess-3-d-shoulder-kinematics-during-computer-use
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Xu Xu, Michelle Robertson, Karen B Chen, Jia-Hua Lin, Raymond W McGorry
Shoulder joint kinematics has been used as a representative indicator to investigate musculoskeletal symptoms among computer users for office ergonomics studies. The traditional measurement of shoulder kinematics normally requires a laboratory-based motion tracking system which limits the field studies. In the current study, a portable, low cost, and marker-less Microsoft Kinect™ sensor was examined for its feasibility on shoulder kinematics measurement during computer tasks. Eleven healthy participants performed a standardized computer task, and their shoulder kinematics data were measured by a Kinect sensor and a motion tracking system concurrently...
November 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378912/a-comparison-between-tracer-gas-and-aerosol-particles-distribution-indoors-the-impact-of-ventilation-rate-interaction-of-airflows-and-presence-of-objects
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M Bivolarova, J Ondráček, A Melikov, V Ždímal
The study investigated the separate and combined effects of ventilation rate, free convection flow produced by a thermal manikin, and the presence of objects on the distribution of tracer gas and particles in indoor air. The concentration of aerosol particles and tracer gas was measured in a test room with mixing ventilation. Three layouts were arranged: an empty room, an office room with an occupant sitting in front of a table, and a single-bed hospital room. The room occupant was simulated by a thermal manikin...
April 5, 2017: Indoor Air
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336521/defending-strong-tobacco-packaging-and-labelling-regulations-in-uruguay-transnational-tobacco-control-network-versus-philip-morris-international
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Eric Crosbie, Particia Sosa, Stanton A Glantz
OBJECTIVE: Describe the process of enacting and defending strong tobacco packaging and labelling regulations in Uruguay amid Philip Morris International's (PMI) legal threats and challenges. METHODS: Triangulated government legislation, news sources and interviews with policy-makers and health advocates in Uruguay. RESULTS: In 2008 and 2009, the Uruguayan government enacted at the time the world's largest pictorial health warning labels (80% of front and back of package) and prohibited different packaging or presentations for cigarettes sold under a given brand...
March 23, 2017: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327371/longitudinal-changes-in-linguistic-complexity-among-professional-football-players
#11
Visar Berisha, Shuai Wang, Amy LaCross, Julie Liss, Pamela Garcia-Filion
Reductions in spoken language complexity have been associated with the onset of various neurological disorders. The objective of this study is to analyze whether similar trends are found in professional football players who are at risk for chronic traumatic encephalopathy. We compare changes in linguistic complexity (as indexed by the type-to-token ratio and lexical density) measured from the interview transcripts of players in the National Football League (NFL) to those measured from interview transcripts of coaches and/or front-office NFL executives who have never played professional football...
March 16, 2017: Brain and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294035/under-pressure-a-day-in-the-life-of-front-line-nurses
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Liz Alderton, Jason Gray O'Connor, Hilda Hayo
7.10am: In office to finish previous day's paperwork.
March 15, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284813/blood-pressure-differences-between-one-automatic-measurement-and-the-mean-value-of-3-automatic-measurements-sprint-trial
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Luis Rodríguez Padial, Antonio Segura Fragoso, Francisco Javier Alonso Moreno, Miguel A Arias, Alejandro Villarín Castro, Gustavo Cristóbal Rodríguez Roca
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There are discrepancies regarding how to measure blood pressure (BP). The goal of this study was to determine the differences between one automatic BP measurement and the mean of 3 automatic BP measurements. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Two patient populations were used. A sample population (n=1,337) in which the measurement was performed by a nurse at the health center, and a consecutive series of patients (n=200) who had the measurement performed in front of the doctor in the office...
July 21, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220086/students-wearing-police-uniforms-exhibit-biased-attention-toward-individuals-wearing-hoodies
#14
Ciro Civile, Sukhvinder S Obhi
Police provide an essential public service and they often operate in difficult circumstances, requiring high-speed cognition. Recent incidents involving apparent profiling and aggressive behavior have led to accusations that the police are sometimes biased. Given that previous research has shown a link between clothing and cognition, we investigated the question of whether the police uniform itself might induce a bias in social attention. To address this question, and using a Canadian university student sample, we assessed whether wearing a police uniform biases attention toward black faces compared to white faces, and low-status individuals compared to high-status individuals...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162916/investigation-on-occupant-injury-severity-in-rear-end-crashes-involving-trucks-as-the-front-vehicle-in-beijing-area-china
#15
Quan Yuan, Meng Lu, Athanasios Theofilatos, Yi-Bing Li
PURPOSE: Rear-end crashes attribute to a large portion of total crashes in China, which lead to many casualties and property damage, especially when involving commercial vehicles. This paper aims to investigate the critical factors for occupant injury severity in the specific rear-end crash type involving trucks as the front vehicle (FV). METHODS: This paper investigated crashes occurred from 2011 to 2013 in Beijing area, China and selected 100 qualified cases i...
February 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156460/developing-and-piloting-an-electronic-telephone-triage-application
#16
Christine Carlisle, Colleen F Ford, Jan Hartman, Peggy Nikolajski, Carol Reidmiller, Justin S Rushford, Leslie Stewart, Amanda Barry, Melinda Krebs
68 Background: Telephone triage is a vital part of today's oncology practice and is often not standardized and measured to allow for quality improvement. UPMC CancerCenter (UPMC) has 31 outpatient clinics and is in need of a tool to streamline the current telephone triage process. UPMC and Via Oncology collaborated to develop and pilot a prototype of an electronic telephone triage application. The key components of the prototype were defined as decision support, EHR integration, reporting and workflow management...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152813/early-discussion-of-advance-directives-for-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-cancer
#17
Suvarna Sundaram, Andrea Finlay, Natalia Romanova, Laura Knopp, Chiara Pierattini, Jenny Fuentes, Emily Hidalgo, Marian Daye, Megan Kokon, Christina Gustavson, Pamela Radomsky, Josefina Buras, Jennifer DeSimone, Suraj S Venna, John F Deeken, Donald L Trump
91 Background: Although advance care planning and the completion of advance directives (ADs) are important methods to prevent unwanted aggressive care once patients have lost their decision-making capacity, only a minority of patients have ADs at the time of cancer diagnosis. METHODS: We established a new multidisciplinary outpatient clinic to provide comprehensive care to patients with newly diagnosed cancer at the Inova Dwight and Martha Schar Cancer Institute in Northern Virginia. Improvement in advance care planning was chosen as one of the first quality improvement initiatives for 2015...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141707/bullying-and-adhd-which-came-first-and-does-it-matter
#18
Robert Keder, Robert Sege, Peter C Raffalli, Marilyn Augustyn
Aiden, a 13-year-old boy in the sixth grade who is relatively new to your practice, is seen for follow-up after his routine physical last month when you noted concerns for possible attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and gave the family Vanderbilt Scales to complete. Aiden has a family history of ADHD, specific learning disabilities, and mood disorder.His mother reports that she is concerned about how Aiden is doing at school; his teachers are complaining that he is not doing his work, and she is worried that he may be kept back in school...
February 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046987/su-f-p-10-a-web-based-radiation-safety-relational-database-module-for-regulatory-compliance
#19
C Rosen, B Ramsay, S Konerth, D Roller, A Ramsay
PURPOSE: Maintaining compliance with Radioactive Materials Licenses is inherently a time-consuming task requiring focus and attention to detail. Staff tasked with these responsibilities, such as the Radiation Safety Officer and associated personnel must retain disparate records for eventual placement into one or more annual reports. Entering results and records in a relational database using a web browser as the interface, and storing that data in a cloud-based storage site, removes procedural barriers...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028918/mailed-outreach-and-facilitated-test-ordering-to-promote-cholesterol-screening-in-community-health-centers-a-randomized-trial
#20
Stephen D Persell, Tiffany Brown, Ji Young Lee, Eric Henley, Timothy Long, Thomas Sanchez, Regina Knight
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Lipid screening is central to cardiovascular risk assessment. We sought to determine whether a simple mailed outreach message and facilitated test ordering increase cholesterol screening among federally qualified community health center patients with no recent cholesterol screening test performed. METHODS: Using a patient-randomized controlled trial, we examined the effects of delivering a simple mailed outreach intervention promoting cholesterol testing and facilitated test ordering (without requiring an office visit)...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
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